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German industrial orders post strongest drop in seven months

08 Mar 2019

BERLIN German industrial orders posted their biggest drop in seven months in January, a further sign that Europe's largest economy had a subdued start to 2019, although December's figure was revised to show a rise rather than the previously reported fall.

Malawian boy saves famine-stricken village with wind turbine in Berlinale movie

13 Feb 2019

BERLIN A movie premiering in Berlin tells the true story of a young boy from a famine-stricken village in Malawi who studies books about energy then builds a wind turbine that enables farmers to irrigate their land. | Video

Netflix row overshadows premiere of film about Spanish lesbians

13 Feb 2019

BERLIN A row over whether films produced for streaming platform Netflix should be shown at the Berlin Film Festival has overshadowed the premiere of "Elisa & Marcela", Isabel Coixet's tale of two Spanish lesbians.

Berlinale film explores white supremacist's struggle to reform

12 Feb 2019

BERLIN A notorious white supremacist undergoes painful laser surgery to remove the right-wing tattoos covering his face and desperately tries to escape the movement that has become his substitute family in a movie at the Berlin Film Festival.

Actor Jonah Hill debuts as director with 90s skating film

10 Feb 2019

BERLIN Famous for the "bro comedies" of his early career, now actor Jonah Hill wants to challenge traditional concepts of masculinity with his directorial debut film about a group of troubled young skaters in 1990s Los Angeles.

Bollywood movie premiering in Berlin puts spotlight on India's hip-hop scene

10 Feb 2019

BERLIN Actor Ranveer Singh said India could be on the cusp of a musical revolution with the kind of Hindustani hip-hop that is the subject of his new movie premiering at the Berlin Film Festival. | Video

Casey Affleck's new film explores fatherhood in world without women

09 Feb 2019

BERLIN A new film about a father-daughter relationship in a world without women was shaped by Casey Affleck's own struggles with becoming a single parent, the Oscar-winning actor said at the Berlin Film Festival where "Light Of My Life" is premiering. | Video

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